Benji Reid considers himself a Choreo-Photolist; a term he coined himself to encapsulate his unique practice where theatre, choreography and photography meet in the image. His photography is composed primarily of self-portraits, in unique poses with a medley of props, invites the viewer into a different dimension. The hyperrealities he presents, explore challenging themes, such life as an outsider, failed relationships and emotional turmoil.
Reid is also an award-winning performer and creative director, and with over 30 years’ experience has become a senior contributor to Black physical theatre. Merging his performance success with photography, Reid began producing images in 2012.
Reid’s work was exhibited as part of Get Up, Stand Up Now at Somerset House, London (2019) and Styles of Resistance: From the Corner to the Catwalk, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, New York (2019). This year he has been shortlisted for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020 and was the cover artist for Trebuchet Magazine’s Trebuchet 8: Contemporary Surrealism.